What's Happening with Zig Zag Scenic Drive?

18 June 2021 1:30 PM

Following the considerable feedback gathered from the community, the City of Kalamunda will reopen the Zig Zag Scenic Drive to motor vehicles during the day from 1 July 2021 for a 12-month trial.

Earlier in 2021 the Zig Zag operated as a shared path – Pedestrian and Cycling Friendly Zone, as a part of a temporary trial to seek the communities feedback regarding its future use.

The Zig Zag Scenic Drive is a flagship feature of the Gooseberry Hill National Park, and an iconic destination for both local community members and tourist alike. 

Following the considerable feedback gathered from the community, the City of Kalamunda will reopen the Zig Zag Scenic Drive in Gooseberry Hill during the day from 1 July 2021 for a 12-month trial. Explaining Council’s decision, Mayor Margaret Thomas said following extensive community consultation about the Zig Zag Scenic Drive’s future and a significant period where the road had been closed to vehicles, there is a good understanding of the impacts of the one-way road being always closed and being always open to vehicles.

Moving forward with the 12-month trial the City has developed a shared path schedule for when the Scenic Drive will be available to motor vehicles.

🚗✔️🚴✔️🚶‍♂️✔️ From 11am – 8.30pm the Zig Zag Scenic Drive will be open to motor vehicles. It will operate as a one-way shared path drive (from the top to the bottom), with stopping only permitted in designated areas.

🚗❌🚴✔️🚶‍♂️✔️ From 8.30pm – 11am the gates will be locked, and motor vehicles are banned from entering the Zig Zag Scenic Drive.

The City will monitor vehicle activity and user behaviour across the trial period and will provide ongoing reports to Council detailing its findings and recommendations, with the aim of finding a long-term solution for the Zig Zag Scenic Drive.

The City wishes to foster the benefits of social interaction and strengthening of community through the continued use of the Zig Zag Scenic Drive in the way that best benefits the community and our environment.

More Information

For more information, please contact City of Kalamunda.
Phone: (08) 9257 9999
Email: enquiries@kalamunda.wa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 42, Kalamunda WA 6926
In Person: 2 Railway Road Kalamunda WA 6076

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